Your driveway is the first thing you see when you come home for the day. It gives you a spacious, dedicated place to park. Little do most people know, it can also add a massive amount of curb appeal to your home.
Benefits of Concrete Driveways
If a new driveway is something you’re considering, there’s an abundance of different functional and aesthetic options available to you. Let’s look at some of the main reasons why concrete is the preferred material for driveways:
- One of the leading factors in making the decision to go with a concrete driveway is the curb appeal it brings to your home. The light gray surface alone can be aesthetically pleasing, and you have the option to go further with a vast amount of design options.
- Concrete is a durable and non-flexing material, so it can withstand daily heavy loads without warping. This would be preferred to asphalt, for example, which is a very flexible material and not quite as load-bearing.
- Driveways made of concrete require very little maintenance and can be sealed to protect them against moisture. This is particularly beneficial for Milwaukee driveways since there is typically a lot of snow in the winter, and therefore de-icers. You can also apply contraction joints to prevent cracking.
- Concrete driveways are considered an eco-friendly option when choosing a material. Not only does it require less energy to produce concrete as opposed to asphalt, it also requires less energy to place it. Concrete driveways are also more reflective, so you’ll need less lighting than you would if you chose a different material.
- When looking at the value of your home, installing a concrete driveway is perhaps the most effective way to raise its market value.
Concrete Driveway Installation
Typically before installing a driveway, a professional concrete contractor will need to conduct some excavation and grading. We first ensure your driveway is completely cleared and leveled before we begin the driveway installation. This of course includes at what angle your driveway should be sloped, if at all.
After making sure everything is leveled and secured, we’ll need to make sure the subgrade, the material under the pavement, is completely stable. This is possibly the most important part of the process. Preparation for the subgrade will need to be done correctly to ensure that water drains properly. Standing water could result in accidents, injuries, and even flooding.
It’s no easy task to install a driveway, and installation should be handled by an experienced, licensed professional. Installing a concrete driveway is a very detail-oriented process and one mistake could lead to costly repairs. Our team of experienced professionals are always available and happy to help bring your driveway idea to life, safely and effectively. Contact us now to learn more about our concrete driveway services!